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8th Grade Service Project
"Academic excellence, respect and a passion to serve
are the inspiration for our community."

Earlier this week, our 8th graders (many sporting sweatshirts from the high school they will be attending in the fall) put that part of our mission statement into action. Led by Mrs. Michele Craig, Christ Church's Director of Youth Ministries, students stuffed packets o f food for insecure families in Montgomery County. Thank you Mrs. Craig, and thank you 8th graders!

April 24, 2019

~ Cardinal Character Trait: Perseverance ~
"Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out yet, then it's not the end."

- Tracie McMillian

The Cardinal

In This Issue
23rd Annual Golf Classic
Festival of Music Details
Guest Author to Visit CES
SchoolKidz Launches Wed.
LS & MS Musical DVD Orders
3rd & 4th Grade ERBs
Free Ways to Support CES
Student Spotlight
YMM Art April Newsletter
In the Week Ahead:
4/24: 7th Grade Parent Meeting 8:00am

Enrichment Classes
  Tiny Chefs
  Preschool Soccer
4/25: Middle School Orchestra Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm

Enrichment Classes
  Into to Clay

Board of Governors Meeting 7:00pm
4/26: MAESA Scholar's Fair 9:00am-2:00pm

Enrichment Classes
  Hip Hip
  Charcoal Drawing
4/27: Festival of Music @ King's Dominion 12:45am-6:00pm
4/29: BioEyes Program Begins

3rd & 4th Grade ERBs 8:30-11:30am

Enrichment Class
4/30: BioEyes Continues

3rd & 4th Grade ERBs 8:30-11:30am

Faculty Meeting
5/1: BioEyes Continues

Easter Eucharist

3rd & 4th Grade ERBs 8:30-11:30am

Enrichment Classes
  Tiny Chefs
  Preschool Soccer

Click for calendar details

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear CES Families,

I hope you have noticed the noticed the announcements regarding the golf tournament on May 7 at the Blue Mash Golf Course. This is our final, big fundraising community event for the 2018-2019 school year. Proceeds from this event help support our tuition assistance program which in turn helps to keep the CES focus on having a racially, ethnically and economically diverse student body.

As in years past, this event is largely support by Steve Ward (CES class of '80) and his business, Rockville Fuel and Feed. He rallies his business associates who come and have a fun day of golf with each other while also supporting our school. It is a pretty impressive thing to see. CES is lucky to have such a generous and loyal alum, and I would love to see current CES families demonstrate a similar level of commitment to the success of the school.

If you haven't already, there is still time to register either as an individual player or to bring a foursome. A new event for this year is the Pitch 'n Putt clinic for children and their parents. It is being offered by Blue Mash's PGA profession, Kent Keith ( ). The clinic starts at 4:00. Mr. Keith can accommodate up to 12 golfers. The cost is $40 for two golfers. One parent is required to participate with their child or children.

If you are not available to play on May 7 and cannot make it to the clinic, please consider participating by sponsorship. You can sponsor on behalf of your business or in honor of your child's class. Maybe you rally your child's class and have everyone chip in some money to purchase a sponsorship for the whole class. It would be wonderful to see a sign that represents every single class... preschool 2's through 8th grade.

If you haven't helped support CES through one of our other fundraising opportunities this year, here is another chance.

Hoping to see you on the course!!

With love and gratitude,

Caroline Chapin, Ed. D.

Or check out the brochure for more information.

with PGA Professional Kent Keith

On Tuesday May 7, 2019, after Christ Episcopal School hosts its 23rd Annual Golf Classic at Blue Mash Golf Club, we are hosting a golf clinic for parents and children at 4:00pm! We'd like to invite you to participate in both events.

Kent Keith ( is the PGA professional at Blue Mash who will conduct the clinic; he can only accommodate 12 golfers, so register early to claim your spot!

The grill will be open for food and beverage purchases before and after the clinic. To confirm your places in the clinic, please contact Bob Treseler ( with the number of participants, and leave payment with Maggie Schneider in the Front Office.

  • The cost is only $40 for two participants
  • One parent is required to participate with their child or children
  • Transportation to and from Blue Mash is a family responsibility

Contact Bob Treseler if you have any questions regarding either the Classic or the Clinic. 

This Saturday, our Middle School Orchestra and 5th & 6th Grade Choir will be participating in the Festival of Music Competition at King's Dominion! 

  • If you have not done do already, please send in payment (checks made payable to CES) by the end of this week. T-shirts: $12, Students tickets: $43, Observer tickets: $36. 
  • Tickets and t-shirts will be distributed on Friday. Please do not leave school on Friday without tickets and t-shirts. Mrs. Barnes & Mrs. Dunn are not able to meet anyone Saturday morning to pass anything out.
  • Plan to be inside the park no later than 12:45pm. Students should arrive at the park wearing their t-shirts and jeans on the bottom. They may change into shorts after the performance.


Please note: Middle School Orchestra will have an after school rehearsal on Thursday (4/25) until 4:30pm.


"Tadcaster and the Bullies"
by Richard Rutherford, illustrated by Jennifer Rutherford

Local author Richard Rutherford and his wife Jennifer (illustrator) will visit the lower school on Tuesday, May 7th as part of CES' Young Author and Fine Arts Festival.

Students may purchase a copy of the book ahead of time for $10.00 a copy. Checks may be made out to Christ Episcopal School.

Order forms are due no later than April 30th.
 The books will be delivered on May 7th and may be personalized by the author.

CES Parents Association again offers...
2019-2020 School Supplies Pre-Order Program
Ordering goes "live" on May 1 and ends May 29
school_supplies_tool.jpg Did you know you can pre-order 2019-2020 school supplies now and have them waiting for your child in the classroom on the first day of school?!

See next week's Cardinal for more details.

Our Parents Association receives 10% of the total value of our online school supply order. The PA uses the funds received to enhance school programs and provide family events.

Lower & Middle School
Musical DVDs
Now Available for Order!

Please note:
 This form accepts orders for both Journey of the Noble Gnarble and Mary Poppins, Jr.  Please be sure you enter the quantity of the DVD you would like in the corresponding line.  DVDs are $18 each. Checks may be made payable to CES. All payments can be dropped off in the main office with Maggie Schneider.

The ERB's are Coming Up
for 3rd & 4th Grade  
April 29th- May 2nd

Next week the 3rd and 4th grades will be taking the ERB's (the CTP Online Test ). The Comprehensive Testing Program is a standardized test CES uses in grades 2-8 to collect basic information about student achievement in key areas: listening, reading, vocabulary, writing, and mathematics. The 3rd and 4th grade will be taking a total of 8 subtests over a 4 day period of time (April 29th- May 2nd).

While we approach these tests in a low-key manner, we do ask families to be sure their child is well rested, has had a nutritious breakfast and is relaxed and ready to go on the mornings of the testing.  It is your child's schooling to date that prepares them for this testing so there is no studying that needs to be done.

Please contact Trina Gandal in the Learning Resource Center 301-424-6550 or email her at  if you have any questions.

Monday 4/29
Verbal Reasoning (35 min)
10:30-11:30am 3rd grade - Auditory Comprehension (40-60 minutes)
4th grade - Vocabulary (20 minutes) 

Tuesday 4/30
8:30-9:30am Writing Concepts (42 min)
10:30-11:30am Quantitative Reasoning (45 min)

Wednesday 5/1
8:30-9:30am Writing Mechanics (30 min)
10:30-11:30am Math I (35 min)

Thursday 5/2
8:30-9:30am Reading Comprehension (40 min)
10:30-11:30am Math Part II (35 min)

Psssst!  School Closes a Week Early This Year,
Don't Be Caught Without a Plan!
Special Week of Summer Fun
June 3 - 7
Spaces Limited. Register Today!

For Current K-4th graders
Theme: Art Fiesta
Teacher: Ms. Vargas

For Current Preschoolers
Theme: Down on the Farm
Teacher: Ms. McCormick


Free Ways to Support CES

Have you been clipping Boxtops?
Keep it up! You can drop them off
in the main office anytime.

Simply do your Amazon shopping
through this linkThat's it!
CES receives up to 15%!

Please link your Giant Bonus Card
using our school ID (00699) at

Please link your Harris Teeter  VIC Card
by asking  your cashier to use our
school code ( 8575 )
Link it yourself online:
Thank you for your support!

S t u d e n t   S p o t l i g h t
Wells T. ('20) traveled to Cuba the week before Easter. His week-long tour included baseball games in the public housing projects of Alamar; at Palmar de Junco, the Americas' oldest baseball stadium located in Matanzas; and at Havana's Plaza de la Revolución. At each stop, he was truly blessed to meet, converse with, and befriend his counterpart Cuban peloteros.

The trip also included daily conversations with his family's wonderful hosts, Rayma y Dorado; desayunos with fresh papaya, mamey sapote, and homemade pineapple jam; visiting the Vedado neighborhood's ration store and market to learn about Cubans' daily life; experiencing the neighborhood-scale mosaic arts district of Fusterlandia; exercising at an outdoor boxing gym with other young athletes; climbing the bell tower of Havana's Catedral de San Cristobal; dining late on delicious Cuban cuisine; and riding frequently along the Malecón.

The most enduring memory, though: witnessing first-hand the constant warmth, generous spirit, and unfailing grace of the Cuban people.

YMM Art Space
April Newsletter


We are offering a new discount opportunity for camps and classes. In our Referral  Reward Program, if you refer a student and then the student enrolls in either a camp  or a class, you can receive a $10 credit. This offer begins for 2019 Summer and Teen  camps. If you've already enrolled in a summer camp for 2019 and referred a friend,  contact to receive the $10 credit. This offer is only applicable for  referred new students. There is no limit to referrals!

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